Posts Tagged "Physics"

New Product: Edmentum’s High School Science

New Product: Edmentum’s High School Science

Are you looking for a fully digital product for high school science? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Edmentum’s high school science courses.

Edmentum’s High School Science is a comprehensive high school science program. Learning List recently reviewed the material for high school biology, chemistry, and physics. The goal of the courses is to provide rigorous, relevant instruction  through interactive, media-rich content. 

Edmentum provides a comprehensive digital experience with a learning management system (LMS) that is easy to navigate and encourages students to monitor their own progress through progress reports, portfolios, and self-evaluation.

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New Product Review: Edgenuity Integrated Physics and Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, and Physics

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Learning List recently reviewed Edgenuity’s Integrated Physics and Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, and Physics courses. These video-based courses address the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and are appropriate for blended learning and/or self-paced instruction. However, teacher involvement improves rigor and increases the likelihood of student success.

A guiding question, such as “What is the relationship between hypotheses, theories, and laws?” forms the basis of each lesson. A variety of teachers provide instruction in short video lectures, supported by notes, demonstrations, guided practice, and brief checks for understanding. Some lessons include activities such as using Gizmos to explore Mystery Powder Analysis. Each lesson concludes with a teacher-led review, practice activities, and a short quiz. Each unit ends with a multiple-choice test. [Read more. . . ]

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Updates to Advanced Placement Course Frameworks

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The College Board recently updated the course frameworks for several of the Advanced Placement courses for which Learning List has reviewed materials. We have worked with the College Board to revise our alignment templates to reflect the following changes:

AP History Disciplinary Practices and Reasoning Skills

  • The Historical Thinking Skills were reorganized and renamed “AP History Disciplinary Practices and Reasoning Skills.” The number of practices and skills were reduced. There are now two practices and four skills. “Periodization” and “Synthesis” were eliminated as separate skills.
  • The revised “AP History Disciplinary Practices and Reasoning Skills” are part of the frameworks for AP US History, AP World History, and AP European History. [Read more…]
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New Review: Cengage Learning’s College Physics AP Edition (Serway), 11th Edition

Cengage's Serway Physics AP editionCengage Learning’s College Physics AP Edition (Serway), 11th Edition, is a comprehensive product that supports instruction in Advanced Placement (AP) Physics 1 and AP Physics 2 courses. Content is available in print and digital formats and includes additional online components. Instruction provides an introduction to concepts in classical and 21st century physics, emphasizing real-world applications and problem solving. Learning List recently reviewed print resources for College Physics.

Core content is presented in six parts: (1) Mechanics, (2) Thermodynamics, (3) Vibrations and Waves, (4) Electricity and Magnetism, (5) Light and Optics, and (6) Modern Physics. Parts are made up of two or more “topics,” or chapters, that address key concepts (e.g., the laws of thermodynamics, magnetism). Instruction emphasizes problem-solving and the text’s first topic ends with a section that presents a structured, eight-step, general process for solving problems. Throughout the text, a “Problem-Solving Strategy” feature adapts the general strategy to specific situations (e.g., problems involving accelerated motion). Frequent example problems demonstrate the applications of strategies.

The text includes an “Applying Physics” feature that helps students connect physics to real-world problems (e.g., the likelihood of an injury in a car accident) and other scientific disciplines (e.g., biology). Applying Physics examples serve as models for “Conceptual Questions” that appear at the end of each topic.

About Cengage Learning*

Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K–12, professional and library markets worldwide. The company provides superior content, personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that accelerate student engagement and transform the learning experience.

Information in this section is provided by or adapted from Cengage Learning.


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New Review: WileyPLUS’s Comprehensive, Advanced High School Physics Course

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Learning List recently reviewed WileyPLUS’s comprehensive, advanced high school physics course that includes online and print materials. Instruction focuses on developing students’ conceptual understanding, problem solving skills, and knowledge of the real-world application of physics concepts. Content supports instruction in Advanced Placement (AP) Physics courses. A first-year physics course and Algebra 2 are recommended as prerequisites.

The Physics course begins with a review of key math concepts and skills (e.g., symbolic manipulation, the quadratic formula), and then addresses physics concepts (e.g., force, momentum, energy, optics) with a focus on problem solving and the examination of real-world phenomena through the lens of physics.

The course has frequent example problems with complete solutions. Textboxes highlight and review the math skills needed to solve problems.  Example problems are followed by two or more similar practice exercises for students to solve independently. Some practice problems include “Chalkboard Video” tutorials that provide step-by-step guidance in solving problems and discuss common misconceptions and mistakes.  Other problems are accompanied by “Video Help” or “Guided Online” (GO) tutorials to facilitate solutions.

Assessment resources include a downloadable test bank of multiple choice questions and answer key for each chapter. Test bank items are editable and indexed by chapter section and level of difficulty.

 About Wiley*

Wiley’s Global Research business is a provider of content-enabled solutions to improve outcomes in research, education and professional practice with online tools, journals, books, databases, reference works and laboratory protocols. With strengths in every major academic, scientific and professional field, and strong brands including Wiley Blackwell and Wiley VCH, Wiley proudly partners with over 800 prestigious societies representing two million members. Through Wiley Online Library, we provide online access to a broad range of content: over 4 million articles from 1,500 journals, 9,000+ books, and many reference works and databases. Access to abstracts and searching is free, full content is accessible through licensing agreements, and large portions of the content are provided free or at nominal cost to nations in the developing world through partnerships with organizations such as HINARI, AGORA, and OARE.

Wiley’s Professional Development business creates products and services that help customers become more effective in the workplace and achieve career success. It brings to life the ideas and best practices of thought leaders in business, finance, accounting, workplace learning, management, leadership, technology, behavioral health, engineering/architecture, and education to serve these communities worldwide.

Wiley Global Education serves undergraduate, graduate, and advanced placement students, lifelong learners, and, in Australia, secondary school students. We publish educational materials in all media, notably through WileyPLUS, our integrated online suite of teaching and learning resources. Our programs target the sciences, engineering, computer science, mathematics, business and accounting, statistics, geography, hospitality and the culinary arts, education, psychology, and modern languages.

*The content in this section is provided by or adapted from Wiley Publishing.

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